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A Semite : a memoir of Algeria / Denis Guénoun ; translated from French by Ann and William Smock.

Author/Creator:
Guénoun, Denis, 1946- author.
Standardized Title:
Sémite. English
Other Title:
A Semite
Semite
Publication:
New York : Columbia University Press, [2014] , ©2014
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (177 p.)
Subjects:
Guénoun, Denis, 1946-
Algeria -- History -- Revolution, 1954-1962 -- Personal narratives.
Jews -- Algeria -- Oran -- Biography.
Jews, Algerian -- France -- Biography.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Denis Guénoun's father was an Algerian Jew who inherited French citizenship and revered the principles of the French Revolution. He taught science in a French lycée in Oran and belonged to the French Communist Party. He rarely fought on a winning side, but his belief in the common interests of Arabs and Jews, Europe and a liberated North Africa, call out to us from the ruins. In World War II, he was drafted to defend Vichy France's colonies in the Middle East. At the same time, Vichy barred him and his wife from teaching school because they were Jewish. When the British conquered Syria
Contents:
Table of Contents; Foreword by Judith Butler; Chronology of French/Algerian History; I. December 1; II. June 22; III. November 6
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Smock, Ann, 1944- translator.
Smock, William, translator.
ISBN:
0-231-53724-7
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